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  1. EWG Database Helps Public, Journos Find Drinking Water Threats

    ... cost 300,000 residents of Charleston, W.V., their drinking water could happen almost anywhere in the United States. Fortunately, ... that could help the public learn about threats to drinking water and act to head them off. At a Senate Environment Committee hearing ...

    cmacdonald - 02/19/2014 - 19:24

  2. Drinking Water Crisis Reveals Knowledge Gaps

    ... West Virginians who don't know if they are drinking safe water — and ask "Could it happen here?" The answer is "You betcha!" ... journalists have many tools for discovering drinking-water disasters-waiting-to-happen in their own bailiwicks. The contaminant ...

    cmacdonald - 01/22/2014 - 20:44

  3. In Covering Chemical Spill, Ward Zags When Others Zig

    ... into the river on Jan. 9, 2014, contaminating the drinking water of 300,000 West Virginians for weeks. Photo: Commercial Photography ... nine West Virginia counties without access to drinking water. Ward spoke to SEJournal ’s“Inside Story” editor Beth Daley ...

    cmacdonald - 04/04/2014 - 16:02

  4. For God, Country & Coca-Cola

    ... over solid waste disposal and excessive use of ground water; fears of BPA contamination; deforestation in Nicaragua and Belize; and ... Pollution , Water & Oceans , SE (AL AR FL GA KY LA MS NC PR SC TN) ...

    cmacdonald - 04/01/2014 - 23:22

  5. Starting Points: Surface and Ground Water Quality

    ... 2011 Serious problems with surface and ground water quality continue to occur in most parts of the US. There are many sources ... starting point is the Spring 2011 newsletter of the National Water Quality Monitoring Council, whose members represent many federal, state, ...

    cmacdonald - 05/11/2011 - 23:02

  6. Peak Water: A New Way To Look at Long-Term Water Issues

    October 27, 2010 Since water keeps flowing, you may not be used to considering it as a limited, finite ... However, at any given time there's only so much usable fresh water available for core needs such as drinking, sanitation, agriculture, ...

    cmacdonald - 10/27/2010 - 21:52

  7. SEJ Asks "Who's in Charge?" at EPA

    ... Virginia, residents had just been told not to drink city water because of a chemical spill upstream of its intake. It would seem routine ... taste of the contaminant MCHM in Charleston's drinking water did not go away. But Ward, a principal source of information for the ...

    cmacdonald - 03/31/2014 - 11:26

  8. Sunshine Week 2014: Hard Fight for Open Government Far from Won

    ... op-ed taking EPA (the agency responsible for safe drinking water) to task for hiding from the press after a chemical spill shut off water in Charleston, WV, this January. "If you screw up in government, just ...

    cmacdonald - 04/02/2014 - 22:08

  9. Press, Public Thirsty for Information, But Agencies Turning Off Spigot

    ... WV, which contaminated the Elk River and the drinking water supply for 300,000 people (see “Inside Story” on coverage of the ... week, and took several more days to supply information about water quality to local residents thirsty for news. Tim Wheeler, chair of ...

    cmacdonald - 04/04/2014 - 15:15

  10. SEJ, SPJ Urge EPA, CDC to End Press Office Obstacles in Public Health Crises

    ... West Virginia, about why they could not drink their tap water, what health threats it presented, and who was responsible faced a stone ... agency responsible for carrying out the Safe Drinking Water Act, a good week to make any public comment on Charleston's crisis, ...

    cmacdonald - 02/07/2014 - 12:29